Prostitution in post-lockdown Greece is 'Russian roulette'

Prostitution in post-lockdown Greece is 'Russian roulette'

Athens (AFP) - A central Athens brothel was buzzing with clients on a recent hot July afternoon, and its Venezuelan workers were relieved to have the business.Sex workers there have had a steady stream of customers since mid-June, when they were allowed to reopen their doors after a three-month ban to control the spread of coronavirus.While most Greeks are social distancing and keeping their contacts to a minimum, many prostitutes have little choice but to return to work."I tried to sleep as much as possible in order to forget my hunger during these three months," said Bella, who has a child, ...


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